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  Show Choir Community    Events    2023 Season    Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational 2023

Event Info

January 13th-14th, 2023

Venue Info

Mt. Zion High School
305 S. Henderson St.
Mount Zion, IL 62549

Phone: (217) 864-2363

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  13 Mixed Groups
  4 Treble Groups
  1 Bass Groups
  4 Middle School Groups


  Mt. Zion "Swingsations"
  Mt. Zion "Les Femmes"
  Mt. Zion "You've Got Male"
  Mt. Zion Junior "Sound System"
  Mt. Zion Junior "Electric Youth"


  Lexi Robson Buglewicz

  Allen Chapman

  Bradley Gardner

  Eric J. Hayes, Jr.

  Marty Lindvahl

  Sam Mulligan (critique)

  Grace Pacheco (critique)

  Cyndi Johnson (solo)

  Gavin Parker (best performer)


$15 - Friday
$20 - Saturday
$30 - All Weekend
$12 - Live Stream


Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational 2023

Event Site
Live Stream



 Troy Buchanan High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Runner Up 
Best Band 

 Titan Fever
 Glenwood High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Treble Soloist (Madigan Sweeney) 

 The Ambassadors
 Omaha South High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Alan B. Shepard High School
4th Runner Up 
Best Costumes 

 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
5th Runner Up 

Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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Mixed Division - Tier II


 Alan B. Shepard High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Costumes 

 Troy Buchanan High School
Second Place 

 Class Act
 Herscher High School
Third Place 

 IN Session
 Springfield High School
4th Place 

 Highland High School
5th Place 

Single Clef Division


 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Danville High School
Second Place 

 Danville High School
Third Place 

 Scarlet Harmony
 Springfield High School
4th Place 

Middle School Division


 Troy Middle Schools
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Soloist (Bri Thompson) 

 El Paso-Gridley Junior High School
Second Place 

 Collective Sound
 Decatur Show Choir Complex
Third Place 
Best Choreography 
Best Soloist (Jaycee Washington) 

 Singers, Jr.
 Sullivan Middle School
4th Place 
Best Costumes 

 El Paso-Gridley Junior High School
5th Place 

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brockamper on Feb 24, 2023, 10:33 AM
Post #25
Best Treble Soloist was Madigan Sweeney of Titan Fever.

willieboi2000 on Jan 15, 2023, 10:41 AM
Post #21
Wow! I think a lot of us just assumed WWS would take this, so huge congrats to Troy! Does anyone who was there or watched the livestream have a review of the performances?


joechoir on Jan 15, 2023, 11:23 AM
Post #22
I didn’t get to watch finals, but I watched prelims.

Troy had my personal favorite vocal sound of all the groups I watched yesterday on streams (along with Loveland, Piqua, and Hurricane). They had some super nice choreo and were clean, esp for an early season competition.

WWS and Glenwood were terrific as always, I think they will benefit just like every other group from more time with their show as it gets more and more refined.

I gotta say I was super impressed with Omaha South. In my personal, unprofessional opinion I think this is a group to watch out for for the rest of the year and in future years to win some bigger competitions.

BradleyDavis on Jan 15, 2023, 11:44 AM
Post #23
I have to agree - as amazing as Glenwood and WWS were, I already had anticipated how great they would be. I hadn’t heard of Troy until last night and I was absolutely delighted by their show! Congratulations to them on a big win. And Omaha South Captivated me as well.

I initially tuned into this live stream because 3 groups that competed here will actually be making the trip down to the south to compete at 3 separate competition, and I wanted to review them for todays podcast episode. . But since I spent $12, I went ahead and watched every group haha ???? - and I got more than my moneys worth! These kids are awesome! Great job to everyone who competed.

JWill on Jan 15, 2023, 3:24 PM
Post #24
I was there. I would have given a slight edge to WWS, but it was definitley close. Great shows both.
Very nice shows from Omaha South and Columbus East (thought they would make finals)
Surprised at how gender imbalanced Glenwood has become.

SWINGS.EP on Jan 15, 2023, 1:11 AM
Post #19
GC: Troy
1RU: Wheaton south Classics
2RU: Glenwood
3RU: Omaha south
4RU: Alan B
5RU: Esprit

SWINGS.EP on Jan 15, 2023, 1:12 AM
Post #20
I believe it was a Troy Sweep, correct me if I’m wrong.


jenineharrison26 on Jan 15, 2023, 12:13 AM
Post #18
! Congratulations to all finalists and to those groups who didn’t advance, you are all winners. Kept up with all performances throughout the day and all shows were great

riley.k on Jan 14, 2023, 9:07 PM
Post #14
Do you have to pay the same amount for just finals?

BradleyDavis on Jan 14, 2023, 9:09 PM
Post #15
I don't think so

riley.k on Jan 14, 2023, 9:23 PM
Post #16
Are they running on time??

BradleyDavis on Jan 14, 2023, 9:24 PM
Post #17
Yes! The first finalist group will go at 8!

BradleyDavis on Jan 14, 2023, 9:01 PM (Edited)
Post #13
**Daytime Awards**
Best Crew - Danville HS "Delegation"
Best Costumes - Alan B. Shepard HS "Nova"
Best Combo - WWS "The Classics"

Single Gender Division:
3RU - Springfield HS "Scarlet Harmony"
2RU - Danville HS "The Executives"
1RU - Danville HS "Contemporaires"
GC - WWS "Esprit" (Best Visuals, Best Vocals)

Tier II Mixed Division:
4RU - Highland HS "Dissonance"
3RU - Springfield HS "In Session"
2RU - Hershcer HS "Class Act"
1RU - Troy Buchanon HS "Soundwave"
GC - Alan B. Shepard "Nova" (Best Choreography, Best Vocals)

Tier I Mixed Division: (they did not offer Tier I Awards)

8 PM - WWS "Esprit"
8:30 PM - Omaha South "The Ambassadors"
9:00 PM - Glenwood "Titan Fever"
9:30 PM - Alan B. Shepard "Nova"
10:00 PM - Troy Buchanan "Express"
10:30 PM - WWS "The Classics"

(sorry for any typos)


Sandie on Jan 14, 2023, 6:50 PM
Post #12
Columbus East Center Stage awesome job! Great job Ethan Burton ??????

SWINGS.EP on Jan 14, 2023, 12:02 AM
Post #11
Jr. High Results
GC: Troy “Tonali-T” (BV)
1RU: El Paso “Dynamics”
2RU: Decatur “Collective Sound” (BC)
3RU: Sullivan “Singers Jr.”
4RU: El Paso “Crescendo”

Outstanding Soloist: Bree Thompson from Troy
Outstanding Soloist: JC Washington from Decatur
Best Costumes: Sullivan “Singers Jr.”

trentdebonis on Jan 14, 2023, 12:02 AM
Post #10

Best Costumes: Sullivan "Singers Jr."
Best Soloist: Jaycee Washington (Decatur)
Best Soloist: Bri Thompson (Troy)

Best Choreography: Decatur "Collective Sound"
Best Vocals: Troy "Tonali-T"

4RU: El Paso Gridley "Crescendo"
3RU: Sullivan "Singers, Jr."
2RU: Decatur "Collective Sound"
1RU: El Paso Gridley "Dynamics"
GC: Troy "Tonali-T"

Excellent job by all groups that competed tonight! Can't wait for tomorrow!

SWINGS.EP on Jan 13, 2023, 7:59 PM
Post #9
Gavin Parker will also be on the panel (best performer judge).


Showchoir Groupie on Dec 18, 2022, 3:12 PM
Post #4
Will there be a livestream?


Showchoir Groupie on Jan 6, 2023, 10:27 AM
Post #7
Any update about a live stream and if yes will there be a charge for it?


scfan54 on Jan 12, 2023, 9:06 PM
Post #8
So confused, the Swings website says there is a livestream for $12, but the link to the livestream just goes back to the information page. No info on if both Friday and Saturday are live-streamed and no info on how to purchase the livestream. Even checked the Facebook group but that hasn’t been updated sing last spring.

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